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George Band Selected for Midwest Band Clinic
Posted on 04/10/2014
There is no more prestigious honor for a high school or junior high band than to be chosen to perform at the Midwest Clinic. Never before has a junior high band from Arkansas been selected. Until now. George Junior High’s Symphonic Band has been invited to perform at the event in Chicago in December.  READ MORE... about George Band Selected for Midwest Band Clinic
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Har-Ber National Merit Finalist Likes Engineering, Foreign Languages
Posted on 03/07/2014
Ryan Thompson is at the top of Springdale Har-Ber High School’s graduating senior class, nearly made a perfect ACT score and is a National Merit Finalist but he is so intrigued by two totally different fields that he isn’t sure how he can blend them together.  READ MORE... about Har-Ber National Merit Finalist Likes Engineering, Foreign Languages
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Lakeside Robotics Headed for San Antonio
Posted on 02/20/2014
Lakeside Junior High may only be in its first year of operation but it hasn’t taken long for the Robotics team composed of school members to make a splash. The six-member team never finished lower than sixth among 36 squads at any of the season’s competitions and is now one of just two teams from Arkansas to qualify for the regionals at San Antonio.  READ MORE... about Lakeside Robotics Headed for San Antonio
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Tyson Middle School Having Incredible, Award Winning Year
Posted on 01/29/2014
When Tyson Middle School was named a National Title 1 Distinguished School, it capped an incredible year of honors. Principal Susan Buchanan, members of her staff and members of the central administrative staff will be in San Diego the first week of February to plant the Arkansas flag at the national Title 1 School Conference.  READ MORE... about Tyson Middle School Having Incredible, Award Winning Year
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Har-Ber Senior Makes Perfect ACT Score
Posted on 01/21/2014
If competition makes most people better, it made Rahmlee Reynolds perfect. Admitting he was competing with several of his friends, Reynolds became the first Springdale Har-Ber High School student ever to achieve a perfect 36 score on the ACT exam.  READ MORE... about Har-Ber Senior Makes Perfect ACT Score
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Westwood Wins EAST Beyond the Bell Grant
Posted on 01/03/2014
The Arkansas Department of Education and the EAST Initiative have awarded the Westwood Elementary EAST program with the Beyond the Bell Grant because of their impressive projects focusing on healthy choices for communities.   READ MORE... about Westwood Wins EAST Beyond the Bell Grant
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Springdale Schools Receive Race to the Top Grant
Posted on 12/17/2013
Springdale is among just five school districts in the United States to receive a Race To The Top grant from the United States Department of Education it was announced Tuesday. The district will receive $25.8 million to utilize in innovative projects over the next four years.  READ MORE... about Springdale Schools Receive Race to the Top Grant
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Sandoval Loves Engineering, Pays It Forward
Posted on 11/08/2013
As an eighth grader, Stephanie Sandoval was already mapping out a career in medicine before a summer camp changed everything for her. Against her wishes, her parents enrolled her in an Engineering Camp. By the end of the camp, her career goals had changed. Now she loves sharing her enthusiasm for engineering with younger girls.  READ MORE... about Sandoval Loves Engineering, Pays It Forward
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Ali Ezell Runs, Rides and Shines Academically
Posted on 11/06/2013
Springdale Har-Ber senior Ali Ezell will never be a college freshman. Oh, she’s going to college. In fact she already knows she will be in the Honors College at the University of Arkansas. But, by the time she graduates from Har-Ber she will already have 30 hours of college credit and will enroll as a sophomore.  READ MORE... about Ali Ezell Runs, Rides and Shines Academically
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Skype Puts Tyson Students in Southwest Classroom
Posted on 10/22/2013
Sojas Wagle and Megan Boyce, seventh graders at Tyson Middle School, are way ahead of the curve in math. They were ready for a higher level. Logistics were a problem but assistant superintendent for technology Clay Hendrix had a solution. How about having Sojas and Megan take math by Skype from a teacher at Southwest Junior High?  READ MORE... about Skype Puts Tyson Students in Southwest Classroom
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Students, Staff and Guests Enjoy Lakeside Dedication
Posted on 10/21/2013
Students and staff received as many, if not more, accolades as the spectacular facility at the dedication of Springdale’s newest school, Lakeside Junior High.  READ MORE... about Students, Staff and Guests Enjoy Lakeside Dedication
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Springdale High Teachers Selected to Visit Gates Foundation
Posted on 10/17/2013
Doug Owensby has been utilizing Common Core practices in teaching science for 16 years. Cindy Lyons suggests that Common Core is simply getting students together to talk about and solve problems. Both teachers at Springdale High School, Owensby and Lyons have been selected to represent Arkansas at a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation event November 5 in Seattle, Washington.  READ MORE... about Springdale High Teachers Selected to Visit Gates Foundation
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Novotny Encourages Teamwork and Travel in Spanish Classes
Posted on 10/08/2013
Kristen Novotny has always seen school as a safe, positive place, so when she was encouraged to teach by a University of Arkansas professor, she jumped right in.  READ MORE... about Novotny Encourages Teamwork and Travel in Spanish Classes
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Archer Family Saluted in ALE Dedication
Posted on 09/27/2013
John Archer and his family have been remarkable advocates, ambassadors and providers of resources for public schools for over three decades. The Archers were honored for their significant contributions to the Springdale School District during the dedication of the John and Velma Archer Learning Center.  READ MORE... about Archer Family Saluted in ALE Dedication
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Tyson Teacher Already Implementing Summer Experience into Classroom
Posted on 08/29/2013
When Merri Herndon, a sixth grade science teacher at Helen Tyson Middle School, applied for one of just 24 spots in this past summer’s Maury Project Workshop at the United States Naval Academy, she was competing with high school and college teachers from all over the world. She firmly believes her experience in the Springdale district was instrumental in her selection.  READ MORE... about Tyson Teacher Already Implementing Summer Experience into Classroom
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Taneisha Marshall: From Hating School to Loving Teaching
Posted on 08/22/2013
Taneisha Marshall is quick to confess how much she disliked high school. In fact, she narrowly graduated. If you would have told her at the time she received her diploma that one day she would be teaching, she would have said, ”No way!”  READ MORE... about Taneisha Marshall: From Hating School to Loving Teaching
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George Band Enjoys Rare Concert Experience
Posted on 08/02/2013
How often does a junior high band have the opportunity to perform with a world renowned musician? Once in a lifetime? Once in a lifetime came for 50 members of the George Junior High band when the group provided a one-hour concert at the Region V American School of Band Directors Association conference in Biloxi, Miss.  READ MORE... about George Band Enjoys Rare Concert Experience
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Ruddick Among Few Teachers in U.S. Selected for Hudson River Institute
Posted on 07/31/2013
J. B. Hunt fifth grade teacher Clif Ruddick recently traveled to New York as a summer scholar in "The Hudson River," a residential teacher institute sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities as part of the Landmarks of American History & Culture program. Ruddick was one of 38 teachers from throughout the country, and the only teacher from Arkansas.   READ MORE... about Ruddick Among Few Teachers in U.S. Selected for Hudson River Institute
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Well Traveled, Cox Loves Being Settled at Southwest Junior High
Posted on 07/26/2013
Afton Cox will never be accused of being geographically challenged. A military child, she has seen much of the world. Her favorite place? Her classroom at Southwest Junior High.  READ MORE... about Well Traveled, Cox Loves Being Settled at Southwest Junior High
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Harp Kindergarten Teacher Prepares Students to Conquer the World
Posted on 07/17/2013
"Kids are such sponges. They take in anything you say and use it again," says Harp kindergarten teacher Natalie Gregory. Because of that, she says the shift to Common Core curriculum was easy.  READ MORE... about Harp Kindergarten Teacher Prepares Students to Conquer the World
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Turnbow's Alondra Bahena Heads for National Junior Olympics
Posted on 07/09/2013
Alondra Bahena, an incoming fifth grade student at Turnbow Elementary, is a typical 10-year-old in most respects. She was looking forward to camp and a vacation on the beach this summer. However, Bahena’s only summer trip will be to Detroit since her amazing progress as a runner has landed her a spot in the National AAU Junior Olympics.  READ MORE... about Turnbow's Alondra Bahena Heads for National Junior Olympics
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Turnbow Teacher Calls Family Literacy Opportunity "A God Thing"
Posted on 07/02/2013
"We're blending IB and Common Core here at Turnbow, and it works beautifully," Family Literacy and ESL teacher Diana Smith says. Smith just finished her fourth year teaching literacy at Turnbow Elementary in Springdale. Before receiving her ESL certification, she taught kindergarten for 15 years.   READ MORE... about Turnbow Teacher Calls Family Literacy Opportunity "A God Thing"
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Motorcycle Ride Leads to Lobb Teaching at Springdale ALE
Posted on 06/24/2013
Jacqueline Lobb was teaching in Houston when her husband took a motorcycle trip to Arkansas. He liked it so much he suggested a move to the area. Eight months later the Lobbs moved to Northwest Arkansas and to the delight of principal Paul Griep, Jacqueline has become a terrific asset on the faculty of the Springdale ALE program.  READ MORE... about Motorcycle Ride Leads to Lobb Teaching at Springdale ALE
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Once Mentored, Bayyari Teacher Named Mentor Teacher of the Year
Posted on 06/18/2013
Sarah Stallings vividly remembers her days as an intern as she was preparing for her teaching career. Tyson Elementary teacher Lisa Buresch, who has since moved, took care of Stallings as did Christy Norwood, now assistant principal but at the time a teacher at Jones Elementary.  READ MORE... about Once Mentored, Bayyari Teacher Named Mentor Teacher of the Year
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Language Holds Springdale Families Together
Posted on 06/17/2013
"Spanish connects people all over the world," Luis Restrepo, University of Arkansas assistant vice provost for diversity affairs, said. "It connects us in our homes to our families, and in schools and universities."  READ MORE... about Language Holds Springdale Families Together
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Jones Teacher Holds High Expectations for Students
Posted on 06/07/2013
“I try to balance empathy for my students’ circumstances with high expectations for their performance.” Amber Stout was the first in her family to go to and graduate from college, where she received a 4.0 in both undergrad and graduate school.   READ MORE... about Jones Teacher Holds High Expectations for Students
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Smith Students Raise Money to Protect Police Dog
Posted on 05/20/2013
Morris Irvin of the Springdale Police Department has a valued partner. He isn’t the normal partner a policeman hangs out with. His partner is Xato, a German Shepherd trained to be a police dog.  READ MORE... about Smith Students Raise Money to Protect Police Dog
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State Farm Grants $10,000 to George Junior High Junior Achievement
Posted on 05/16/2013
George Junior High administrators were presented with a $10,000 grant from State Farm Friday for their Junior Achievement of Arkansas program.   READ MORE... about State Farm Grants $10,000 to George Junior High Junior Achievement
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Harp, Smith Fifth Graders Combine for Science Day
Posted on 05/15/2013
Smith Elementary School has the oldest most gorgeous outdoor classroom in the Springdale School District. Smith students have daily opportunities to study plants natural to Arkansas by merely going to the back of their school.  READ MORE... about Harp, Smith Fifth Graders Combine for Science Day
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Hoover Named Arkansas Secondary Principal of the Year
Posted on 05/15/2013
George Junior High principal Don Hoover couldn’t figure out why his staff was so anxious for him to leave his school’s band concert early Tuesday night. And, when his staff decided that Wednesday would be Dress Up Day, he wondered what was so special about a day so near the end of the school year.  READ MORE... about Hoover Named Arkansas Secondary Principal of the Year
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T.G. Smith Celebrates Three Decades
Posted on 05/07/2013
.Thurman G. Smith wasn’t on hand but he was among the most celebrated individuals at the 30-year birthday party staged by the Springdale elementary school named after him.  READ MORE... about T.G. Smith Celebrates Three Decades
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Tyson Gift Fuels Foundation Grants
Posted on 04/30/2013
Young but growing rapidly, the Springdale Public Schools Education Foundation received its largest gift to date when Tyson Foods donated $100,000 for use in operations and funding grants for classroom projects.  READ MORE... about Tyson Gift Fuels Foundation Grants
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George Celebrates Outdoor Additions
Posted on 04/29/2013
Moving the celebration indoors because of rainy weather didn’t dampen spirits at all as George Elementary school’s Go Green dedication ceremony chronicled the additions to the school’s outdoor track.  READ MORE... about George Celebrates Outdoor Additions
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SHS Seniors Credit IB Program for Success
Posted on 04/22/2013
Springdale High seniors Emily Cowing and Jessica Rood have a lot in common. They both transferred from Har-Ber after getting accepted into the SHS International Baccalaureate program. They both juggle extracurriculars outside of IB projects. They are both valedictorians, and were both accepted to five plus colleges.   READ MORE... about SHS Seniors Credit IB Program for Success
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Springdale Elementaries Earn Top USDA Honor
Posted on 04/19/2013
Less than 200 of the nation’s 101,000 public schools were recently recognized with the Gold with Distinction honor for the Healthier US Schools Challenge by the USDA. George Elementary, Hunt Elementary, Smith Elementary and Westwood Elementary are among these top schools.  READ MORE... about Springdale Elementaries Earn Top USDA Honor
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Fifth Graders Intrigued by Engineering
Posted on 04/15/2013
Fifth grade girls from Monitor, Sonora, Smith, Tyson, Turnbow and George Elementary Schools gathered at Sonora Middle School to construct protective devices for an “Egg Drop” as part of Delta Kappa Gamma’s Engineering Awareness Program.  READ MORE... about Fifth Graders Intrigued by Engineering
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Central Students Learn from Trip to China
Posted on 04/03/2013
The scenery was breathtaking, the cities were crowded and the schools were different but Central Junior High students who made a spring break trip to China discovered the people were friendly and were interested in learning about life in the United States.  READ MORE... about Central Students Learn from Trip to China
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Senator Boozman Visits ALE
Posted on 03/26/2013
It’s not every day that a United States senator drops into a classroom. After all, there are only 100 of them, including two per state. But, Springdale Alternative Education students had a rare treat when Arkansas Senator John Boozman paid a classroom visit to discuss very important aspects of his job.  READ MORE... about Senator Boozman Visits ALE
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Harp Elementary Plants Community Garden
Posted on 03/19/2013
Are you interested in purchasing fresh, garden grown vegetables? It won’t be long before you can buy them at Harp Elementary School. With the help of PTA members and community neighbors, Harp students have planted a variety of vegetables that should be available by late spring.   READ MORE... about Harp Elementary Plants Community Garden
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SHS Students Workshop with Tyson IT Professionals
Posted on 03/04/2013
“Our goal is to help students explore their interest in IT as a career option,” said Bob Tucker, a member of the Tyson Foods Information Systems team. Tucker headed up a two-day Systems Life Cycle workshop for Springdale High School IT and IB students in late February. This was the second year Springdale students had the opportunity to participate in the program.  READ MORE... about SHS Students Workshop with Tyson IT Professionals
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Daily Newscasts Keep Shaw Students Informed
Posted on 02/18/2013
Need to know what tomorrow’s weather forecast is? How about the next day’s lunch menu? Did you miss the score of last night’s Razorback game? What are the main events coming up at school? If you want to know what is happening at Shaw Elementary School, odds are you can find out by watching the daily newscast produced by members of Lisa Taylor’s fourth and fifth grade ESTEM class.  READ MORE... about Daily Newscasts Keep Shaw Students Informed
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Sonora Participates in National Digital Learning Day
Posted on 02/14/2013
Even though it is the digital age, not every day is totally digital in school classrooms throughout the United States. It was all-digital for Sonora Elementary, though, on Digital Learning Day as every grade and specialty level had a unique plan for use of technology.  READ MORE... about Sonora Participates in National Digital Learning Day
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Sonora Elementary Hosts EAST Initiative Workshop
Posted on 02/06/2013
The EAST Initiative visited Sonora Elementary to host the EAST Vision Building Workshop last week. “The workshop was set up to share the EAST story with 15 schools in the area looking to add an EAST program to their district,” said Sonora Elementary EAST teacher Joshua Worthy. “The Vision Building Workshop is a chance to get an overview of the Initiative and a chance to see EAST students and projects face-to-face.”  READ MORE... about Sonora Elementary Hosts EAST Initiative Workshop
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District Thanks Walmart at Breakfast in the Classroom Celebration
Posted on 02/01/2013
Although five Springdale schools have been serving Breakfast in the Classroom since shortly before Christmas, district officials had the opportunity to thank the Walmart Foundation for funding the program at an official celebration at Bayyari Elementary.  READ MORE... about District Thanks Walmart at Breakfast in the Classroom Celebration
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Robinson Presents Guide to Online Safety
Posted on 01/28/2013
“If you put trash in your mind, you will get trash out in your life,” Carol Robinson, Internet Crimes against Children Task Force Worker, explained to a group of Helen Tyson Middle School students. Robinson visited the school to present a guide to online safety.  READ MORE... about Robinson Presents Guide to Online Safety
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Author Inspires Southwest Students
Posted on 01/25/2013
Matt de la Pena wasn’t a reader. He had to improve his reading skills to advance to the third grade so he took the necessary steps but it wasn’t until college that reading a book led to his eventual career as a nationally known author of stories for young adults.  READ MORE... about Author Inspires Southwest Students
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District Bee Veteran Outspells Competition
Posted on 01/21/2013
Central Junior High eighth grader Brittany Chue paused before spelling the word that would put her through to the championship round; the competition was down to her and Young Elementary student Jax Nalley.   READ MORE... about District Bee Veteran Outspells Competition
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J.O. Kelly Student Rides, Wants to Give Others Ability to Do the Same
Posted on 01/16/2013
Dimitri Clark, a sixth grader at J.O. Kelly Middle School, has a bicycle. That doesn’t seem unusual, does it? Clark’s bike is unique because it was built especially for him. He has cerebral palsy but it doesn’t slow him down at all.  READ MORE... about J.O. Kelly Student Rides, Wants to Give Others Ability to Do the Same
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Legacy Bank Rewards Lee Students
Posted on 01/11/2013
At the end of each semester Legacy Bank will present its awards to students at Lee. The first opportunity came in December when bank president Don Gibson and several members of the Legacy staff visited Lee for a Lion’s Pride assembly.  READ MORE... about Legacy Bank Rewards Lee Students
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Springdale Schools Early Childhood Center Wins Award for Diversity Programs
Posted on 12/20/2012
Darlene Fleeman, director of the Springdale Early Childhood Center, recently accepted an award from Walmart on behalf of her campus. The ECC beat out entire school districts for the Student Organization/ Outstanding School Award, which “recognizes the school or student organization that has shown exemplary commitment to the education of all students in an inclusive environment, continues to embrace diversity,” according to Walmart’s pamphlet.  READ MORE... about Springdale Schools Early Childhood Center Wins Award for Diversity Programs
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Safety Message from Springdale Schools Superintendent Dr. Jim Rollins
Posted on 12/17/2012
All of us share the shock and grief caused by the horrifying event at the Newtown, Connecticut elementary school. The loss of students, teachers and administrators will impact that community for years. Our thoughts and prayers are fully extended to the people of Newtown.  READ MORE... about Safety Message from Springdale Schools Superintendent Dr. Jim Rollins
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Tyson Middle School Class Collects Cans
Posted on 12/14/2012
Just under 5,000 cans of food and pairs of gloves were collected for Angel Tree students in Springdale because of one particular class of students at Tyson Middle School.   READ MORE... about Tyson Middle School Class Collects Cans
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Junior Achievement Salutes George Junior High Students
Posted on 12/12/2012
After six weeks of studying economics with General Electric Retail Bank employees, 200 George Junior High eighth grade students received graduation certificates and celebrated with cake in the school’s cafeteria.  READ MORE... about Junior Achievement Salutes George Junior High Students
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Springdale Grad Returns as Band Director at Southwest Junior High, Har-Ber High School
Posted on 11/28/2012
When Omar Alonzo moved to Springdale in time to begin kindergarten, he didn’t speak a word of English. Now a graduate of Springdale High School and the University of Central Arkansas, Alonzo is in his first year as a band instructor at Southwest Junior High, Tyson Middle School and Har-Ber High School.  READ MORE... about Springdale Grad Returns as Band Director at Southwest Junior High, Har-Ber High School
Meningococcal Infection Facts
Posted on 11/20/2012
In light of the recent incident involving the student at Northwest Arkansas Community College who passed away as a result of meningitis, the Springdale Public School District is actively communicating with its patrons to educate them about the symptoms of meningitis. Please read the fact sheet carefully and if your student shows any symptoms, you should see a physician or contact the Washington County Health Department.  READ MORE... about Meningococcal Infection Facts
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Springdale High Dedicates Food Science Lab
Posted on 11/16/2012
“Our program is cutting edge. We meet all of the standards high-end university food science programs are required to meet. We are ahead of the curve,” Springdale High agriculture teacher Chad Burkett said as he showcased the new food science program Friday morning.  READ MORE... about Springdale High Dedicates Food Science Lab
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Central Student is Professional Harpist
Posted on 11/15/2012
Need someone to play the harp at a wedding or any other function? Look no farther than Central Junior High School where ninth grader Emily Carpenter is available. That’s right, ninth grader Emily Carpenter. Concerned about experience? Don’t be. She’s been playing for five years.  READ MORE... about Central Student is Professional Harpist
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Hunt Teacher Makes Final Four
Posted on 11/08/2012
Linda Odle is in the Final Four. The fifth grade teacher at Hunt Elementary is one of four finalists for Arkansas Teacher of the Year. While Hunt principal Michelle Doshier believes Odle should win, the 11-year veteran of the Springdale School District says the first principal she ever worked for would be stunned to know Odle is up for any award.  READ MORE... about Hunt Teacher Makes Final Four
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Shaw Third Graders Test UA Stem Curriculum
Posted on 11/08/2012
What happens when the Big Bad Wolf comes to your door and wants to blow your house down? You better have a strong house. Building a house strong enough to withstand tornado force winds was the task handed to Shaw Elementary third graders who participated in a STEM lesson developed at the University of Arkansas.  READ MORE... about Shaw Third Graders Test UA Stem Curriculum
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Xcel to Fitness Teaches Life Skills
Posted on 11/06/2012
“Let’s go, Billy!” a group of 30 third through fifth grade boys from Monitor Elementary chants as a member of the new Xcel to Fitness club runs through an obstacle course. The group meets every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon for an hour of discussing key aspects of leadership and completing fun activities to help stay healthy. Elmdale Elementary also began the program this year.  READ MORE... about Xcel to Fitness Teaches Life Skills
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Springdale Students Shine at Economics Arkansas Luncheon
Posted on 11/02/2012
As the winner of the Arkansas Art Project contest sponsored by Economics Arkansas, Tyson Middle School student Megan Boyce presented her winning entry to John Tyson of Tyson Foods at the 50th annual Economics Arkansas luncheon.  READ MORE... about Springdale Students Shine at Economics Arkansas Luncheon
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Springdale High School Students Vote Early
Posted on 11/01/2012
After encouraging students who are 18 years old to register to vote, Springdale High School administrators provided an opportunity for those who registered to experience voting for the first time with a bus trip to the rodeo grounds for early voting.  READ MORE... about Springdale High School Students Vote Early
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Students Find Hope for Future at Graduation-for-All Summit
Posted on 10/26/2012
“Why can’t we approach teaching the way we did fifty years ago?” Arkansas Education Commissioner Dr. Todd Kimbrell asked administration members, teachers and students in his opening speech at the Graduation-for-All Summit Thursday.   READ MORE... about Students Find Hope for Future at Graduation-for-All Summit
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Little Cheerleader Clinic
Posted on 10/18/2012
Date: November 3, 2012 Location:SHS Main Gym Time :9:30am- 11:30am (Check in and Registration will begin at 9:00am)  READ MORE... about Little Cheerleader Clinic
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Springdale High Senior Mixes Engineering Academy, AP Classes and Saxophone
Posted on 10/09/2012
Cuauhtemoc Zizumbo has one of the most unusual names at Springdale High School. He also has a unique schedule. Enrolled in six Advanced Placement classes, Zizumbo is completing studies in the Engineering Academy and plays the saxophone as a member of the Bulldog Marching Band.  READ MORE... about Springdale High Senior Mixes Engineering Academy, AP Classes and Saxophone
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Community Comes Together to Dedicate Sonora Middle School
Posted on 10/05/2012
Despite stormy conditions, Friday was another bright day in the Springdale School District as the community came together to dedicate Sonora Middle School. Keenan Addington, a student at Sonora Middle, served as Master of Ceremonies.   READ MORE... about Community Comes Together to Dedicate Sonora Middle School
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Har-Ber's Alex Stillwell Loves the Challenge of Advanced Placement Classes
Posted on 10/02/2012
Currently a senior at Springdale Har-Ber High School, Alex Stillwell hopes to be at least a sophomore in college next year. How can anyone make that kind of transition? For Stillwell it’s his heavy load of Advanced Placement courses and excellent test scores.  READ MORE... about Har-Ber's Alex Stillwell Loves the Challenge of Advanced Placement Classes
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Flu Vaccination Information
Posted on 10/02/2012
Read the packet, complete the last three pages and turn them in to the nurse.  READ MORE... about Flu Vaccination Information
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Har-Ber Construction Students Earn NCCER Credentials
Posted on 09/21/2012
Nate Washburn, a Springdale Har-Ber High School student, plans a career in the construction industry. He took a major step when he earned his National Center for Construction Education and Research credential as a result of taking Stowe Hoffius’ Construction Fundamentals class.  READ MORE... about Har-Ber Construction Students Earn NCCER Credentials
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Arvest Bank to Support Springdale Public Schools Through 1 Million Meals Campaign
Posted on 09/19/2012
Springdale, AR (September 18, 2012)—Arvest Bank will fight hunger in Springdale by collecting monetary donations and nonperishable food items at the bank’s area locations for Springdale Public Schools now through November 3, 2012.   READ MORE... about Arvest Bank to Support Springdale Public Schools Through 1 Million Meals Campaign
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Springdale Nurses Chosen for Johnson & Johnson School Health Leadership Program
Posted on 09/18/2012
Springdale nurses Kathy Launder, Marsha Jordan and Kim Bolinger were three of 48 nurses selected from across the county to participate in the Johnson & Johnson School Health Leadership Program in New Brunswick, New Jersey.  READ MORE... about Springdale Nurses Chosen for Johnson & Johnson School Health Leadership Program
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FFA Students Win Big at Washington County Fair
Posted on 09/04/2012
Storms could not stop Springdale and Har-Ber FFA members from winning ribbons in almost every category at the 2012 Washington County Fair. Students showcased their hard work to teachers, parents and administrators who stopped by to show their support.  READ MORE... about FFA Students Win Big at Washington County Fair
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Kohl's Helps Solve Pre-K Dilemma
Posted on 08/24/2012
Director of the Springdale District’s Early Childhood Center, Darlene Fleeman had a dilemma. With all 600 of her pre-kindergarten spots filled, how could she help the 600 prospective students who are on the waiting list?  READ MORE... about Kohl's Helps Solve Pre-K Dilemma
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Gearhart Encourages Teamwork for Teachers
Posted on 08/17/2012
Chancellor of the University of Arkansas Dr. David Gearhart identified the largest injustice in education as the separation between K-12 schools and colleges as he addressed the Springdale Public Schools teachers in the annual Back-to-School Reception for Teachers. "We’re all in this together," Gearhart said. "I want to tear down the walls between K-12 and college. It should be more like K-16."  READ MORE... about Gearhart Encourages Teamwork for Teachers
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Hall of Fame Inducts New Members
Posted on 08/17/2012
It was a fabulous evening as 10 new inductees into the Springdale High School Athletic Hall of Fame were saluted at a banquet in the school’s renovated cafeteria. Friends and family members enjoyed hearing the inductees thank numerous coaches, teachers, parents and friends as they shared memories of their time at SHS.  READ MORE... about Hall of Fame Inducts New Members
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Storms Lead to Quick Action at Jones Elementary
Posted on 08/10/2012
Jones Elementary principal Melissa Fink, assistant principal Christy Norwood and two teachers were watching a storm bring welcome rain to Springdale when they were shocked to see part of the school’s roof fly by their viewing area. Seconds later six Jones classrooms were being drenched by rain.   READ MORE... about Storms Lead to Quick Action at Jones Elementary
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Sonora EAST Hosts Summer Camp
Posted on 08/07/2012
A number of Sonora Elementary students returned to school a little early this year for the first annual EAST summer camp. The EAST program received a $10,000 grant six weeks ago through the ADE and EAST, the same grant that sent Har-Ber students to Washington D.C. earlier this year to help preserve the oral history of veterans.  READ MORE... about Sonora EAST Hosts Summer Camp